Genna Sinel represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, class actions, white collar criminal matters, and appeals. She also defends claims pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Genna has experience in all aspects of litigation, including pleadings, pretrial motions, discovery, depositions, trial preparation, settlement negotiations, and appellate briefing, and she assists clients in U.S. government witness interviews.
Genna maintains an active pro bono practice, representing refugees seeking asylum in immigration proceedings, domestic violence victims challenging unfavorable rulings on appeal, and incarcerated individuals pursuing appellate post-conviction relief.
Before joining Jones Day, Genna served a two-year federal clerkship in the District of Puerto Rico, where she worked on wide variety of civil and criminal matters.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Working to Destigmatize Mental Illness: A Critique of Federal Employment Law, 11 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 1131
New Density and Shrink-Wrapped Streets: Contextual Zoning Policy in New York City, 11 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 510
The Same Sex Marriage Cases and Federal Jurisdiction: On Third-Party Standing and Why the Domestic Relations Exception to Federal Jurisdiction Should Be Overruled, 70 U. Miami L. Rev. 708
- New York University (J.D. 2017; Flora S. & Jacob L. Newman Prize; Managing Editor, Journal of Law & Liberty); Brown University (B.A. in American Studies magna cum laude 2014)
- Florida, New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the District of Puerto Rico and Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
- Intern, Civil Division, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (May 2015-January 2016)
- Law Clerk to Judge Francisco A. Besosa, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico (2017-2019)